In the fall of 1956 Dorothy Wilbur is a senior on scholarship at state university. Looking toward her future, she’s always imagined herself doing scientific research. But in the America of the 1950s, a woman opting for a professional career is seen to be opting out of love, marriage and family.
Hank Brantly is a Korean War veteran going to college on the GI Bill. He’s noticed Dorothy, the bonafide dish in his Organic Chemistry class, and he’s learned that life is short and a man goes after what he wants. Can an evening of unrepentant underwear thievery lead to romance?
Full of doo wop, poodle skirts and campus hijinks, The Panty Raid is a feel good read with the grainy nostalgia of a previous generation and the love/work seesaw familiar to those of every age.